Robust spatial memory maps encoded by networks with transient connections

@article{Babichev2018RobustSM,
  title={Robust spatial memory maps encoded by networks with transient connections},
  author={Andrey Babichev and Dmitriy Morozov and Yuri A. Dabaghian},
  journal={PLoS Computational Biology},
  year={2018},
  volume={14}
}
The spiking activity of principal cells in mammalian hippocampus encodes an internalized neuronal representation of the ambient space—a cognitive map. Once learned, such a map enables the animal to navigate a given environment for a long period. However, the neuronal substrate that produces this map is transient: the synaptic connections in the hippocampus and in the downstream neuronal networks never cease to form and to deteriorate at a rapid rate. How can the brain maintain a robust… 
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